A look into the personal life of Melusi Mbele

Melusi Mbele (born 23 November 1982) is a South African actor, motivational speaker, presenter, and businessman. Who is well known for his role as Zolani on etv soapie opera Rhythm City.

A picture of Melusi Mbele and his wife
A picture of Melusi Mbele and his wife

However, more recently he is known as Scandal’s Jojo Khubeka. Moreover, you may know him from SABC2’s Muvhango as Vuyo and Mzansi Magic’s Isibaya as Bekumuzi. Learn more about his personal life here.

Full biography: Melusi

A picture of Melusi Mbele
A picture of Melusi Mbele

Full name: Melusi Mbele

Date of birth: 23 November 1982

Place of birth: Durban, KwaZulu-Natal

Education: Mount View Secondary school

Alma mater: ICESA City Campus

Occupation: Actor, motivational speaker and MC

Known for: Jojo on etv’s Scandal!

Spounse: Andiswa Maqungu

Siblings: Tshidi Mbele and Lunga Mbele

Children: 1 daughter

Height: 1.72m (estimate)

Net worth: $1.2-$1.5 million (estimate)

Nationality: South African

Early life

Meilusi Mbele was born on the 23rd of November in 1982. So, he is 40 years old as of 2022. Moreover, the actor has a brother named Lunga Mbele. Whom we know little of. Moreover, he also has a sister named Tshidi Mbele. She’s an aspiring actress and she is self employed.

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Not much is known if there are any other siblings aside from Lunga and Tshidi but we can assume those are the only ones . The Young actor grew up in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal where he was born. He attended the Mount View Secondary school where he finished his secondary education.


After finishing his matric at Mount View Secondary school. Melusi found himself enrolled at ICESA city campus in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal. The exact degree he studied there remains unknown. However, after his course, Melusi moved to Johannesburg, to pursue acting.

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Personal life

Melusi is in a long term relationship with his long time partner Andiswa Maqungu. The two used to constantly share pictures on Facebook back in 2014. However, they are no longer on Facebook but rather on Instagram. The couple has been together for more than 10 years now.

Melusi Mbele's wife and daughter
Melusi Mbele’s wife and daughter

So, you can find their beautiful pictures together on Instagram. Melusi Mbele’s Instagram handle is @melusimbele. Moreover, you can also follow him on Twitter @melusimbele. However, he is more present and popular on Instagram than he is on Twitter. Furthermore, Mbele is a firm believer in God.

Does Melusi Mbele have children

Well, based on the data available Melusi has at least one Child. He has on numerous occasions shared pictures of his daughter on his Instagram. However, we do not know if that’s his only Child. That’s because his long time partner once shared a picture of three children before.

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Somewhere in 2014. While that data is highly inconclusive, it’s also not unsuggestive. Meaning, there might be a possibility they have more children than we think. But one thing is certain. Melusi Mbele has a Child, a Young girl whose age is between 2 and 3 years old.

What’s his net worth

Well, the exact data on this is highly unreliable. Most sources cite Melusi Mbele to have a net worth of $60 000 which is roughly R900 000. While this may have seemed like a realistic number perhaps years ago. Melusi has been in the acting industry for more than a decade. Furthermore, he is also a businessman.

Melusi is estimated to be R15 million net worth
Melusi is estimated to be R15 million net worth

And as can be seen from his social media persona, he doesn’t even drive cheap cars. To make our argument a bit fair. Melusi has a car worth about over R2.5 million rand and other cars around that figure. So, that’s why we find the figure $60 000 contenstable. In conclusion, while we don’t know the exact number of Mbele’s net worth, we can guarantee it is way above a million rand. Somewhere around R10-R15 million rand if you may.

What is Melusi Mbele’s Salary?

The short answer is we don’t know. But, analytically we can give you a better consensus. Mbele is playing the lead-supporting role of Jojo Khubeka on Scandal, which he might be getting about R60 000-R80 000 for.

However, asking what his salary is must include income from his business which we just don’t know about. Moreover, he is also an actor on other productions as well. However, the threshold of his monthly income definetly exceeds R100 000.


If you’re wondering how tall Melusi is. We something of a close to nearly accurate estimate on that. According to relative calculations based on pictures of Melusi Mbele’s full body. He can be estimated at around 1.72-1.74m tall.

Career and filmography

Mbele was first introduced to South African viewers as one of the Top 10 in SABC1’s talent scouting reality series, Class Act. Malusi Mbele has ebbed his way into the spotlight with roles on Muvhango, Soul City, Rhythm City and now Scandal. Most know Melusi as either Jojo Khubeka on Scandal or as Vuyo From Muvhango. And for the e.tv fans, they might further know him as Zolani Mkhize from Rhythm City. He has also appeared in telenovelas like Isibaya and others.

Awards and Nominations

While he has no known award for his amazing acting skills. He was nominated for the South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs) in 2019. For Best supporting role in a TV soapie.